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The UK Parliament

SNP demand Westminster recall over Israel

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The SNP MP for Midlothian, Owen Thompson, has called for the UK Parliament to be urgently recalled to ban arms sales to Israel.He demanded...

MP calls on UK Government to support research into ‘magic mushrooms’...

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Midlothian MP Owen Thompson has urged the UK Government to back research into the benefits of ‘magic mushrooms’ in tackling a “national crisis” caused...

Edinburgh Greens choose their candidates for the General Election

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The Edinburgh Green Party has announced that they have chosen their candidates for the various constituencies in and around Edinburgh at the next General...

International Women’s Day – urban planning must get rid of gender...

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine presented a Bill to the House of Commons on Tuesday that would increase consideration to remove gender bias from urban planning.  The...

Jardine calls for support for bereaved children

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has presented a Bill to Parliament calling for a new protocol to support children who suffer a bereavement.The MP...

HS2 cancellation – What does it mean for Scotland?

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In the aftermath of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's speech to the Conservative Party conference, cancelling the extension to the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail...

General Election – Conservatives name candidate for Edinburgh South

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Local councillor Christopher Cowdy has been selected by the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party to stand in the Edinburgh South Seat.He has served the...

Calls for discussion on the Old Town Hall in Leith

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Deidre Brock MP is calling for discussion on future of Leith's Old Town Hall if Police decide to leaveThe station is one of those...

Scottish Greens councillor bids for Westminster

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East Lothian’s first Scottish Greens councillor is set to fight for a seat at Westminster in the upcoming general election.Shona McIntosh has been named...

Edinburgh East MP holding cost of living event

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Tommy Sheppard MP is hosting a free advice event with local and national organisations to help constituents through the ongoing cost of living crisis.It...

Duart Crescent Post Office closure threatened

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There is a new threat that Duart Crescent Post Office could close.Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has written to the UK Post Office,...

Projections of poppies light up Elizabeth Tower

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Images of falling poppies were projected onto the Elizabeth Tower this evening to mark the 70th anniversary since fighting stopped in the Korean War. Soldiers from...

Calls for government to get on track with new Winchburgh railway...

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The UK Minister for Levelling Up Rachel Maclean has joined Lothians MSP Sue Webber in calling for a new railway station at Winchburgh.The...

The Old Edinburgh Club – a series of winter talks

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The Old Edinburgh Club is the city's local history society, concerned with all aspects of the city’s history and development. The Old Edinburgh Club...

Call for freeze on rail fares

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Liberal Democrat Scotland Spokesperson Christine Jardine has called on The Scottish Government to freeze rail fares for at least the remainder of the year, rather...

Sue Webber chosen to contest Edinburgh South West for Conservatives

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Sue Webber has been chosen as the new Scottish Conservative candidate for Edinburgh South West at the next UK General Election.She says that the...

More money available for community asset transfers

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The UK Government has topped up the fund available for community asset transfers, raising the cap on available funding for each project from £250,000...

Boris Johnson rewards the faithful but SNP want the list scrapped

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Former Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP has published his resignation honours list after approval from current Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.There are rewards for...

UK Government will “show its support” at the Highland Show

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The UK Government says it will will show its support for Scotland's agricultural, food, drink and farming sectors at the Royal Highland Show which...

Who is Edinburgh’s busiest MP?

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Christine Jardine is Edinburgh and the Lothians’ busiest MP, according to speaking figures released by the House of Commons Library. Ms Jardine has spoken more...

UK Government awards £2 million to King’s Theatre renovation

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The UK Government has awarded £2 million towards the renovation of The King's Theatre which will ensure it becomes fully accessible for the first...

King and Queen Consort visit Westminster Hall

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Ahead of the Coronation on Saturday Their Majesties, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla visited Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament on...

Scots dad wins Sir Keir Starmer backing for vaccine priority for...

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The Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has given his unequivocal backing to a campaign to secure Covid-19 vaccine priority for terminally ill patients.Sir...

Small breweries threatened by rising costs

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Rocketing production costs threatens small breweries.Owen Thompson MP has urged support for the UK's independent breweries as the cost-of-living crisis threatens to bring widespread...

Deidre Brock MP leads debate on timebanking

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Paying tribute to the work of the Leith Time Bank, the Edinburgh North and Leith MP says the neighbour support networks "really can change...

Houses of Parliament light up purple

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The Palace of Westminster was lit purple tonight to mark Purple Light Up and UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Flynn announces reshuffle of frontbench SNP team

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Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard has been moved into a front bench position by Westminster leader, Stephen Flynn MP.Sheppard will take up responsibility...

MP to call for support for bereaved children

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine will call on the UK Government on Thursday to develop a new protocol for informing children of bereavement support...

Scotland at the forefront of Labour’s energy plan but Tories not...

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Labour say they have a world leading plan to make Britain a clean energy superpower by 2030, and the plan will be “made in...

Prime Minister urged to help women judges and prosecutors trapped in...

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Joanna Cherry, KC, MP, met with the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to push for help to save female Judges and prosecutors trapped...